15 October 2014
Surrey based film producer and director Gavin Hoare took a different creative direction earlier this year when he worked with a group of six- and seven-year-olds at Potters Gate School, Farnham. His usual genre is horror but instead he found himself creating a video to promote a community garden at the school.
9 October 2014
Whether you love to be pampered, read up on horticulture, or help wildlife, the RHS has something for all with Christmas ideas for new and experienced gardeners, wildlife lovers, kids and lifestyle gifts. Here are a few of the products found on the RHS website or at a shop or plant centre at RHS Gardens Wisley, Hyde Hall, Harlow Carr and Rosemoor.
9 October 2014
West Dean Gardens is to feature in an episode of a new 15-part BBC gardening series to begin in the second week of November.
- Clumber’s garden of national treasures
- Carve a heart on your pumpkin for the children of Syria
- Five millionth visitor arrives at The Lost Gardens of Heligan!
- ‘Mobile wilderness’ to be installed in the heart of Sheffield
- Help pick UK’s favourite park in online vote
- Commemorate First World War dead through planting
- West Dean’s sunken garden reopens after major restoration
- Black tomatoes… how do you tell they’re ripe?
- The urban allotment joins the Grand Designs Live show
- Westland top soil delivers authentic First World War experience
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2 October 2014
If you like to dig your soil each year to help incorporate organic matter or perhaps to help alleviate a serious weed problem, now is the time to start. This assumes that the soil is in a suitable condition – that is, not too wet or, as the winter progresses, frozen. However, the longer the weather has to work on the soil, the better.
3 September 2014
Root crops such as carrots, celeriac and beetroot are very hardy and in many areas can be left in the ground over winter for harvesting as needed unless you need the soil to plant other crops. However, in very wet winters they may rot and also slugs, especially the little black keeled slugs, may take their toll. In cold areas or on wet soils therefore lift the roots, clean and trim them and store them in dry sand or dried, recycled growing bag compost in boxes for the winter.
Other Feature Articles
26 September 2014People’s motives for growing plants vary. For some it’s about economy, for others it’s purely for enjoyment or knowing where your produce comes from and what goes into it. And then there are those who ‘Grow to Show’.
12 February 2014The timing of this blog was inspired by a very special little girl. This delightful little thing was sitting in her high chair with a small tomato in each hand biting into them alternately and really savouring the flavour. Interestingly, neither of her parents likes tomatoes so it is nice to see them letting her try things for herself. I’m guessing her mum might be growing some cherry tomatoes this year!
14 October 2014
As the days become shorter, nights become colder and families start to make their festive plans, the Forestry Commission has released tickets for this year’s Enchanted Christmas at Westonbirt, Gloucestershire.
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